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[woo d-n-hed-id] /ˈwʊd nˌhɛd ɪd/
adjective, Informal.
thick-headed, dull; stupid.
Origin of wooden-headed
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wooden-headedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It may have been wooden-headed for the Filipinos to expect this, but expect it they certainly did.

  • "At the horses' heads, you wooden-headed bladder," shouted Diogenes lustily.

    The Laughing Cavalier Baroness Orczy
  • This division of labor will give the firm an immense advantage over all of our wooden-headed contemporaries.

  • Perhaps she is in love with her cousin, that long-legged, strong-armed, wooden-headed Master Brome.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • Spoons: wooden-headed clubs of three lengths—long, middle, and short: the head is scooped or grassed so as to loft the ball.

  • We shall see if that wooden-headed old fool knows the meaning of a flag of truce.

    My Lady of the North Randall Parrish
  • But not a wooden-headed man-at-arms but looked down upon him.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • Curley stood with an expression of wooden-headed, abject innocence on his big, broad face, and looked straight in front of him.

    Told in the East Talbot Mundy
  • Even a wooden-headed detective ought to have given us a better supply than Bird yielded.

  • I realised that I had no longer to deal with a suspicious, wooden-headed lawyer, but with a frank, kindly human being.

    The Jervaise Comedy J. D. Beresford

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